First Muslim Woman Elected to U.S. Congress
Rashida Tlaib, a muslim Palestinian American woman, won the race for Michigan’s 13th congressional district, making her the first Muslim U.S. Congresswoman.
There were no Republican candidates seeking the seat, so Rashida will not face anyone during the General Election. Since only Democrats were running for this seat, after winning the Democratic primary, Rashida will automatically fill the seat.
— Nada ندى (@Nada_AlHanooti) August 8, 2018
— Ali Harb (@Harbpeace) August 8, 2018
Congrats to @RashidaTlaib for her @BoldProgressive win in #MI13! Rashida ran an unabashedly bold campaign on #MedicareForAll, #FightFor15, and #DebtFreeCollege. Victories like Rashida's mean that Nov won't just be a #BlueWave—it will be a progressive wave. https://t.co/frpm0tYAZi pic.twitter.com/dVARw008nY
— BoldProgressives.org (@BoldProgressive) August 8, 2018
BREAKING: AP has called the 13th District race for Rashida Tlaib w/ her leading w/ 33.6% of the vote. She will be first female Muslim to serve in Congress and second Palestinian American (joining Michigan's Justin Amash) #MI13
— Melissa Nann Burke (@nannburke) August 8, 2018
Trump ran a campaign against immigrants and Muslims. Well, the day he was elected, America also elected @IlhanMN, the first Somali American legislator, a Muslim woman, who came here as a refugee. Tonight, Rashida Tlaib will be the first Muslim Congresswoman. Just a sneak preview.
— Wajahat "Wears a Mask Because of a Pandemic" Ali (@WajahatAli) August 8, 2018
— CNN (@CNN) August 8, 2018